1972-73 ABA season

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1972-73 American Basketball Association season
Preseason n/a
Regular Season October 12, 1972-March 28, 1973
Postseason March 30-May 12, 1973
1971-72 • other seasons • 1973-74

The 1972-73 ABA season was the sixth season of the American Basketball Association. The Pittsburgh Condors and The Floridians had folded, leaving the league with nine teams. However, the ABA decided to (for the first and only time) award an expansion franchise to San Diego, California, named the San Diego Conquistadors. Subsequently, this meant that the Memphis Tams (formerly the Memphis Pros) would move to the Eastern Division. Once again, the best regular season team did not win the ABA Finals, with the Indiana Pacers winning the championship over the Kentucky Colonels.


Team(s) Type Venue
Dallas Chaparrals vs. Denver Rockets Preseason McPherson High School Roundhouse
Denver Rockets vs. Indiana Pacers Postseason Denver Auditorium Arena
Indiana Pacers vs. Virginia Squires Regular Season Indiana State Fairgrounds Coliseum
Kentucky Colonels Regular Season Freedom Hall
Memphis Tams Regular Season (1 • 2) Mid-South Coliseum
San Diego Conquistadors vs. Virginia Squires Regular Season Peterson Gym
Utah Stars vs. Phoenix Suns Exhibition Salt Palace
Utah Stars vs. Carolina Cougars Regular Season Salt Palace
Virginia Squires Regular Season Hampton Roads Coliseum
Eastern Division vs. Western Division ABA All-Star Game Salt Palace
Media Guides and Yearbooks
Media Guides Carolina Cougars • Dallas Chaparrals • Denver Rockets • Indiana Pacers • New York Nets • San Diego Conquistadors • Utah Stars • Virginia Squires
Yearbooks Kentucky Colonels • New York Nets
American Basketball Association
Teams ABA league publications • Denver Nuggets • The Floridians • Indiana Pacers • Kentucky Colonels • Memphis Sounds • New York Nets • Pittsburgh Condors • San Antonio Spurs • San Diego Sails • Spirits of St. Louis • Utah Stars • Virginia Squires
Seasons 1967-68 • 1968-69 • 1969-70 • 1970-71 • 1971-72 • 1972-73 • 1973-74 • 1974-75 • 1975-76
Venues Denver Auditorium Arena • Island Garden • Long Island Arena • Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena • McNichols Sports Arena • Mid-South Coliseum • Salt Palace
Related Gary Davidson • ABA All-Star Games • Cage Stars